This is the first entry. I don’t have any preset plan for this. I’ll post and we’ll see how it develops.
This is how everything in life starts out. Whether it’s a business, a project, a building, a country, a relationship, a family or an individual’s life. Everything starts as a seed… either an actual physical seed or the seed of an idea.
In order for the seed to germinate and grow it has to gain attention and nourishment. The way that the seed develops, depends on how easily it can gain the attention and nourishment it needs.
If you ever see a disfigured plant, you’ll find that the reason for it’s disfigurement is because the light was blocked and it had to distort itself to get what it needed.In the same way the people we dismiss and condemn have often become psychologically distorted in order to get what they needed to grow.Just as a business can distort into an ineffective place that spends more effort on politics that productivity.
And a relationship can turn into a jousting tournament rather than an intertwining.
All of these things happen for a reason. And that reason is that in some way the environment has blocked the seed from growing in the most natural straightforward way. And so it became disfigured and now looks ugly.
There Are No Bad Seeds.
Every individual starts out in life essentially wanting the same things. Peace, joy and wellbeing for all. But somewhere along the line they find their natural impulses and instincts blocked. They compromise who they are, they get embittered and jaded. And so they distort. It happens to us all in varying degrees. More frighteningly in some.
Every business starts out in a flourish of optimism and enthusiasm. Yet as growth becomes stifled those guiding the ship sell out their grand ideals for staying afloat. In time they lose the freshness. Their processes and systems stifle and create a hotbed of politics and rivalry.
Every relationship begins with desire. Desire nurtured turns into love. Desire distorted turns into bitterness, jealousy and resentment.
Every person, every business and every relationship – as well as every project, every religion and so on – starts out with the potential to be of breathtaking beauty. Yet almost every person and thing gets distorted in it’s growth.
Because the environment doesn’t provide what the individual needs to grow purely. Provide an environment where all needs are met and everything will grow into a thing of beauty.
It is often said whenever crime or deprivation is discussed, that the solution is in improving poorer areas. Make more facilities available and you’d solve these problems.
The root of the problem goes way beyond more facilities.
You could put pristine, high tech, facilities there and you still wouldn’t solve the problem. Because the environment goes way beyond where people live. It goes beyond the way their parents treated them.
The all important environment is inside the individual’s mind.
Every thought we have is a new seed. A fertile mind such as Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Edison will take those seeds and develop them into a thing of beauty.
A barren mind won’t allow the seeds to even take root. Their killed in a flurry of self-doubt, self-criticism and general pessimism.
The environment of your mind and so the nourishment of every seed you plant there depends on choice. The broader based your perspective… the more choices you will see available to you.
It’s said that the truth will set you free. But you have to be able to see the truth.
Every distortion there is, comes through a lack of vision… which hides the truth.
The world has everything in it. Extreme beauty, extreme ugliness and every degree in between. It has everything we need.
The problem is that we do not see the world as it is. We see a world we have superimposed on the real world. This superimposed world is filled with do’s and don’ts that have no value in reality. Only in the mind of Politicians.
By Politicians I mean those who throughout history who in religions, States, groups and businesses have tried to lay down laws based on their limited view of the world. And worked to sell and impose their twisted perspective on us.
In life something works or it doesn’t. Something thrives or it doesn’t.
And the sucess or failure does not depend on how many people agree with an ideology. It doesn’t depend on any human judge. Or how fair something seems from a narrow perspective of self interest.
It only depends on whether it conforms to the laws of nature.
The reason most of our lives are less fulfilling than they could be is simple. We have created inside our heads an environment so poisoned by what should be… that we are blind to what is.
Our knowledge is so tiny compared to what it could be. Our understandings so limited to what they could be. And so therefore our development is minscule in comparison to our potential. As individuals and as a Society.
All because we are not truly open to understanding life. Instead we say;
‘Life isn’t fair. It doesn’t understand me. I’m well intentioned. I’d do good things.’
We want life to understand us and change the order of the universe around us. When all that is needed is for us to take the time and learn how the universe works.
See all the choices and the path is clear.
But once you decide you already have the answer and growth must fit to your answer… the result is distortion.